About our fine tea

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Tea Estates


  • The tea growing regions of Sri Lanka are Nuwara Eliya, Kandy, Uva, Uda pussellawa, Dimbula, Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna. (Sabaragamuwa and Ruhuna Teas are low grown teas) is where our fine tea is harvested and produced. 

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What is the process of harvesting our fine tea?

  • The highest quality of Tealight's Ceylon  Teas are carefully hand harvested to guarantee that the leaf is whole, undamaged, and that only the top two leaves and a bud are picked. On every quality tea estate there are hundreds or even thousands of tea harvesters, known as pluckers.  Shortly after the tea is plucked it is taken to the factory for processing: an intricate procedure that involves immense dedication and experience. 


How cultivation happens:

http://www.pureceylontea.com/index.php/features/fine-ceylon-tea/cultivation

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What are the work conditions for the plantation workers?

Pluckers make a reasonable salary and, on a Fair Trade estate, compensation includes free housing, medical care, childcare and schooling. The literacy rate on the estates is almost 100%.

See newspaper article:

http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2007/9/19343_space.html

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What are the plantation workers rights?


  • The planters association of Ceylon is looking after and taking care of plantation workers in Sri Lanka. Labour rights prevailing in Sri Lanka are effecting as same as to Tea pluckers.


Please see example:

http://www.paofceylon.org/Tea.htm


Please note: Child labour is strictly prohibited in Sri Lanka.

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What makes Tealight tea different then other Sri Lanka’s teas?


  • Tealight's Teas are produced and exported from some of the most fresh Pure Ceylon Tea estates that can be found in the world. Our dynamic team helps bring creativity and innovation together to produce international standard quality tea products that can be found in a click of a button. 

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Conscious Decision

  • Rest assured your purchase is made with a conscious and ethical ground.